conversant

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French conversant, present participle of converser

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /kənˈvɝsənt/
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AdjectiveEdit

conversant (comparative more conversant, superlative most conversant)

  1. Closely familiar; current; having frequent interaction.
  2. Familiar or acquainted by use or study; well-informed; versed.
    She is equally conversant with Shakespeare and the laws of physics.
    • c. 1694, John Dryden, letter to Mr. John Dennis
      deeply conversant in the Platonic philosophy
    • 1720, Thomas Parnell, corrected by Alexander Pope, "Essay on Homer", published with Pope's translation of the Iliad
      He uses the different dialects [] as one who had been conversant with them all.
  3. (obsolete) Concerned; occupied.
    • 1651, Henry Wotton, A Philosophical Survey of Education
      If any think education, because it is conversant about children, to be but a private and domestick duty, he has been ignorantly bred himself.

Usage notesEdit

  • Generally used with with, sometimes with in.

TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

conversant (plural conversants)

  1. One who converses with another.

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VerbEdit

conversant

  1. present participle of conversar

FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

conversant

  1. present participle of converser

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

conversant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of conversō